Fake Facebook account posing as Brussels welfare centre attempts to scam users by offering €18,000
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    Fake Facebook account posing as Brussels welfare centre attempts to scam users by offering €18,000

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    The Public Welfare Centre of the City of Brussels announced on Monday that a fake Facebook account in its name was circulating on the social media network and attempting to scam users.

    Called the ‘CPAS Public Center for Social Action’, the fake Facebook account copied content from the official Brussels Public Welfare Centre (CPAS) account.

    Once subscribed to the fake account, or after first making contact with it, visitors were invited to pay a fee in return for the promise of an annual allowance of €18,000.

    “This is, of course, a scam. Under no circumstances should you pay money to a CPAS,” the Brussels CPAS explained in a Facebook post.

    The CPAS confirmed that a complaint was lodged with both the King’s prosecutor and with Facebook, writes BX1.

    Evie McCullough
    The Brussels Times